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Colleges see sharp rise in white supremacist propaganda

NEW YORK (AP) — A Jewish civil rights group is reporting a sharp increase in propaganda campaigns by white supremacist groups on U.S. college campuses.

The Anti-Defamation League said Thursday that it documented 292 cases of white supremacist fliers and other racist, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic material found on campuses from last September through May. That's a 77 percent increase over the previous academic year, when the group recorded 165 such incidents.

The ADL has counted a total of 478 cases since Sept. 1, 2016, on 287 campuses in 47 states and the District of Columbia. It says one group, Identity Evropa, was responsible for nearly half of those incidents. Colleges in Texas and California collectively were targeted in more than a quarter of the cases.

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